As there are many passionate fans of the heroine in the original manga series by Arakawa Naoshi, Hirose said that she felt a lot of pressure when she acted as Kaori that she felt like she was about to die. To make things worse, Kaori was not an easy character to play so it was a brand new challenge for Hirose. Upon reading the favourable comments left by viewers which praised her performance, Hirose revealed that she was so thankful that she felt like crying. Yamazaki also expressed his thanks to the viewers who thought well of his performance.
During the event, the audience brought in cardboards wishing Yamazaki a happy birthday and containing various messages. Of these, there was one which said that even if he is an idiot, the fan would still like him which led his co-stars to burst out laughing. However, Yamazaki was not sure how he should react in such situations and was visibly flustered when the message was brought to his attention.
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